A couple of years ago, I attended KCRW’s Masquerade dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, complete with a fake raven.
Since the party features, in addition to all the great live music & DJ sets, a spooky storytelling room coordinated by the experts from The Moth, I thought it might be fun to participate by reading Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” in character.
The Moth folks graciously agreed & even invited me back the next year to do the same.
This year I’ll be back, but reading something different, so I thought it might be fun to record my “Raven” reading for posterity (especially since I practiced it dozens of times!) One of our engineers, Mario Diaz, added a little production to it, so I hope it adds a little eerieness to your Halloween season.
See you at Masquerade!
ERIC J. LAWRENCE
“The Raven” – As read by Eric J Lawrence